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Traditional Santorini Cavern House Anthea



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen, spa pool

Located in the peaceful residential village of Exo Gonia, Cavern House Anthea is ideally located for exploring Santorini with the beaches of Kamari and the island’s capital Fira both within just 15 minutes’ drive. The award-winning taverna Metaximas is just a minutes walk from the door and the neighbouring village of Pyrgos offers an assortment of shops and amenities.

Carved from volcanic rock, this traditional Santorinian home comprises 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (including 1 with a large feature stone bathtub) and a large open plan living area which incorporates both a dining space and a lounge. Anthea’s outside space includes a courtyard with dining area and a large sun terrace, which features a spa pool and hammock. Cavern House Anthea offers panoramic views to the vine terraces of Profitis Ilias and across the Aegean to the island of Anafi, whilst the courtyard and barbecue area provides shaded space for dining and entertaining.

Restored in the traditional style of the island to an excellent standard and boasting modern facilities and features, Anthea is fully equipped with a washing machine, all kitchen appliances, cutlery and crockery, a flat screen TV and DVD player with a broad selection of films. This stunning property is best enjoyed from April through to November, with seasonal offers available during the quieter months

24 hour airport transfers and wifi are included.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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38 Reviews

based on 38 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We booked to stay at Villa House Anthea for our holiday in Santorini and absolutely loved it. Sarah (the owner) and Iro (villa manager) were so helpful in making our holiday stress free and definitely one to remember. We visited Santorini for a wedding and the bride used to villa to get ready in and for her pre-ceremony photos. The location/accommodation was stunning!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Traditional Cave House

  • 5 of 5

We booked Cavern House Anthea for my daughter’s wedding in Santorini. We wanted a central base to co-ordinate logistics for our extended family who were arriving separately and staying all over the island. We could not have chosen better.

The perfect place to come back to and relax, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and instead of what could have been a stressful time, we had a wonderful holiday around the excitement of the wedding. My daughter and her bridesmaids got dressed and left for the wedding from the House and could not have had a more romantic choice. The House itself is perfectly laid out and equipped with a cosy and private courtyard and a sun terrace with amazing views. The House itself a perfect retreat from the heat of the day.

Sarah could not have been more helpful answering all our questions, offering to arrange car hire and making suggestions. On arrival we were pleasantly surprised to see a large bowl of local fruit and provisions including some local wine! There was a folder in the villa with all the information we needed including directions to the local supermarkets, recommended restaurants and activities. Ira, our House Manager met us at the airport and helped us settle in, going through our options and answering our queries. She was easily contactable and booked the excursions we were interested in as well as organising taxis for us to the wedding venue.

The local taverna was a great recommendation and on our doorstep too. We had our ‘hen party’ dinner there on the eve of the wedding which will be very memorable for the food and location as well as the event itself.

This was our first time in Santorini and we sincerely hope not the last. We would absolutely recommend this House and the location.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family accomodation in stunning setting

  • 5 of 5

Cavern House Anthea turned out to be the ideal base from which to explore the island. Extremely clean and well decorated, with everything you need for a family holiday, the house is also spacious and cool. Sarah was extremely efficient in dealing with our booking and any questions we had and the trip was made so easy by being met at the airport and then being greeted by Iro the Villa manager at the house. She was really excellent and was keen to make sure we had all the information we needed to enjoy the island.

Once settled in, the house offers options through the day; a great place to breakfast in the courtyard, cool rooms to retreat to during the heat of the day and a wonderful terrace and plunge pool to cool down in during the afternoon.

The house is in a a quiet location in Exa Gonia, wonderful to retreat to after the buzz of the busy towns such as Ioa and Fira. Sarah arranged car hire and this is essential if you want to explore the island or simply to do the supermarket run! All in all, I couldn't recommend Sarah and her team - and her house - more highly. You can book with confidence that you're in for a real treat. And lastly, we have to mention the food. It would be difficult to order a poor meal. The taverna close to the house is really excellent!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased you guys had a great time at our house. Hope to see you again Sarah
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Santorini Cavern House, Anthea

  • 5 of 5

it was a beautiful house, very different, views were terrific.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent, traditional property in great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a great Easter break at Cavern House Anthea that was intended as 7 days but got extended to 10 due to Greek industrial action. This extended break enabled us to enjoy more of what Santorini has to offer. :-)

The property is very well equipped and a traditional cavern house in a very nice traditional village. The views are stunning and there is plenty to do in the location and further afield. We especially enjoyed sitting out on the top terrace in the warm sunshine, relaxing with a nice glass of the excellent Santorini wine.

The house is a short 10 minute uphill walk to the traditional village of Pyrgos where there are a number of tavernas and a couple of small supermarkets. Down from the property are a another number of tavernas. Our top recommendations are Cava Alta (Pyrgos) and Anemoloos (Meze, in Exagonia). The later one is only open a few days a week but was the best meal by far all the time we stayed in Santorini.

The house is located near to some great wineries - Estate Argyros was our personal favorite at the bottom of the hill. Very friendly people and fabulous wine. The Donkey Brewery is also in the same location and well worth visiting to pick up some supplies.

There are plenty of places to visit and nothing too far away as Santorini is compact island. The location of the property is outside the traffic hot spots and centrally located, so very convenient for trips out.

Finally, the service and help provided by Sarah and Kimberley really made for a great relaxing trip. Nothing was too much trouble, especially when we got delayed for a number of days and had to extend our stay.

Many thanks for all your help and recommendations in making this a very memorable holiday. We will certainly return and recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A gem!

  • 5 of 5

We were very lucky to find Anthea - Kimberly was an amazing host and we loved being in the beautiful village of Exo Gonia, away from the more touristy parts of the island. It is in a lovely location with a stunning view and the villa itself is charming and spacious. We also fell in love with the three cats who live nearby - they were so gentle and affectionate, they were the icing on the cake to a perfect stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Thira at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : athino at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : metaximas at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : kamari at 3 Kilometres

Self catering villa; pool; sea view; quiet traditional cave house in the village of exo gonia.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
low summer
1 Oct 2016 - 15 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
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low summer
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
mid summer
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
high summer
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
mid summer
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
low summer
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A 25% non returnable deposit is required to reserve the property. Balance to be paid before arrival.
Earliest check in time 2pm. Check out time 10.00am. This may be flexible depending on availability
24 hour transfers,air con, wifi and safe are all included at no extra cost

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  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 80 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed


  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Tourism licence number 1167K123K0928401

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